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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
to monitor on-site work and the development of safety technology and it could order revisions to the decommissioning process. >> translator: we will do our utmost to ensure a safe decommissioning process, anticipating a wide range of possibilities. >> nra chair says the decommissioning job is expected to take about 30 years. >>> samsung electronics is the authority will not make judgments on whether idle reactors should be allowed to be restructured once they meet current standards. >>> coming up -- the land of hope. a japanese director tells a fictional story about the threat of nuclear power. >>> samsung electronics is upping the ante in its ongoing legal war with apple. the south korean and u.s. technology giants have been fighting each other in the courts over technology for smartphones and other mobile devices. now the people at samsung say they've added apple's iphone5 to a patent infringement lawsuit in the united states. nhk world has more. >> reporter: samsung alleges apple's latest smartphone violates eight patents. it targets technologies for installing photos. the
KCSMMHZ
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
to develop new products by combining technologies. nippon steel was the world's top producer in the 1970s but has since slipped to sixth place. sum sumitomo metal industries is a global 27th in terms of output. the patient company will be second only to the luxembou luxembourg-based company. arcelor mittal. tough competition is driving the merger. china's economic strength has helped their steel makers to beat their rivals. south koreans are quickly closing the technological gap with japan. the japanese steel makers are trying to regain leverage with major resource companies. they hope joining forces will make them more competitive and help clear a path into emerging markets. but the new company faces a bumpy start. before the merger, they projected joint net losses much bigger than expected, $3.6 billion for the first half of fiscal 2012. the stronger yen is to blame. slowing demand is also a concern due to the global economic downturn. that means japan's new steel giant has little margin for error or time to waste if it is to beat competition in the global market. chie tanaka, nhk world
KCSMMHZ
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
their top position in the country's auto market. >>> technology has changed our daily lives fundamentally over the past century and more. who can now imagine life without electric light bulbs or more recently smartphones? to answer the question of what the next technological game maker might be, we went to one of japan's largest home electronics shows. nhk world's ta mow coca mata gives us the inside line. >> reporter: more than 600 companies are participating in this exhibition at a site near tokyo. major japanese electronics firms such as sony are presenting their latest products at the show which began on tuesday. visitors are interested. this is what walking may look like in the future. just a slight hand pressure of my hand. electronics manufacturer murata has a small company that specializes in devices to assist the elderly and infirm. nearly a quarter of the japanese population is now over 65 years of age. there's a growing market for products for the elderly, and manufacturers are becoming increasingly innovative. >> translator: i think the senior market will expand as the numbers
KCSMMHZ
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
from japan have made a breakthrough in reproductive technology. they use multipurpose stem cells to generate female reproductive cells. then they produce mice. they hope what they learned might someday lead to the treatment of infertility. rnlers at kyoto university took the cells of female mice to produce ips cells. they apply a protein to them to develop what are called germ cells. the researchers transplanted the germ cells into ovaries. they succeeded in generating reproductive cells, or to va. they fertilize the ova with normal sperm. they placed them in mice, waited, then the mice did what the team hoped for -- they gave birth to normal offspring. >> translator: we are reproducing the mechanisms of sperm and ova in test tubes. research on chromosomes has helped identify cause of infertilit infertility. this achievement will improve our chances of finding a cure. >> the group succeeded last year in generating mouse sperm from ips cells. saito says researchers need to be careful about what they do next. >>> earlier, we spoke to the reporter who covers this story. >> so the re
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